Dryden is a 2 year old little boy. He loves being outside. He loves the skatepark. He loves going really fast. He can say his ABC’s and count to 10. He loves to talk.
Dryden also has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and we were told that he would never do ANY of those things. The doctors said that if Dryden lived, he would have no quality of life. They told us that we should abort him. We didn’t listen.
As we have come to find out, Spina Bifida (myelomeningocele) isn’t as terrifying a diagnosis as they would have us believe. We do spend a lot of time in hospitals, doctors offices and therapy. Dryden has had 5 surgeries to date, and we know he will probably need more in the future. There are things we deal with daily… but we have learned to take it all in stride.
Through it all, Dryden is a typical 2 year old boy. He has learned to crawl (BIG deal for him) and is trying his hardest to stand up. He has very limited to no feeling below his knees and is typically in a wheelchair if we are traveling out of the home. Don’t feel pity… he LOVES his “bike.” He’s been rolling around since before he was a year old, and he’s a PRO!
Dryden recently received a stem cell treatment at NOVA Cells Institute in Mexico. After extensive research, we decided to give it a try. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Dryden is progressing and doing things he couldn’t do before the treatment. We are looking to return to NOVA and continue his stem cell treatment.
Dreaming for Dryden Golf Tournament
Insurance doesn’t cover the treatment, or any of the intensive therapy afterwards. We have set up a golf tournament on September 13th, and we are asking for teams to play for Dryden. More information can be found on the Dreaming for Dryden’s Facebook page. We will also have a raffle with some AMAZING items up for grabs. There will be music and door prizes as well, so bring the WHOLE FAMILY!!